IT IS but proper that they invited President Rodrigo Duterte to spearhead the unveiling of the Sariaya By-pass Road project marker on October 21.
The Sariaya Bypass Road is one of the flagship projects of the Duterte Administration's 'Build, Build, Build' Program. It stretches for 7.42 kilometers, starting from the Manila South Road Daang Maharlika to the Quezon Eco-Tourism Road.
Started by Rep. Vicente "Kulit" Alcala of the 2nd District of Quezon, the project was continued by the Duterte administration to serve 15,000 motorists and commuters daily in the Southern Tagalog provinces. It was continued by incumbent 2nd District Rep. Jayjay Suarez.
Moreover, the Sariaya Bypass Road will improve transportation efficiency, road safety and expand business prospects throughout Quezon Province. It will also hasten traffic flow by 40 percent and cut travel time from Sariaya to Lucena City by 30 minutes.
Duterte commended the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under then Secretary Mark Villar and partners to complete the project.
"This achievement affirms the administration's strong commitment to improve the quality of life of Filipinos by pursuing strategic infrastructure projects across the country. Therefore, improving connectivity, increasing people's mobility, creating jobs, and dispersing economic activity throughout the regions, " he continued.
"Let us continue working together to achieve our sustainable development goals and build a brighter future that is brimming with opportunities for all," Duterte added.
The just-inaugurated Sariaya by-pass road is a fitting addition to the Lucena City Underpass and the by-pass roads in Lucban and Tayabas -- all aimed at improving the mobility of Quezonins and ramping up progress in Quezon.